Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Final Spring Card featuring the Jingle Creative Basics papers

Good Morning~ I thought I would share one more fun card featuring the Jingle Creative Basics holiday papers with the THANK YOU sentiments stamp set and the DELIGHTFUL THINGS stamp set. The colors I used include Hollyhock and Juniper.

To create the Hollyhock circle in the background of the stamped flower image, I flipped the flower acrylic stamp over and placed it on the block, backside out. I then inked up the backside in Hollyhock ink, stamped it on a piece of scratch paper to remove half of the ink, then stamped the lighter ink onto my cardstock. Following that, I inked the flower up in hollyhock and stamped it right into the center of the circle-

TWO-STEP stamping can be done with ANY of our My Acrylic stamp sets simply by flipping the stamp over when placing it on the block. Get your stamp sets out and play play play!
With a smile~ Tina

Monday, December 14, 2009

More Spring Cards with the Jingle Creative Basics Papers

Hello~ I thought I would share another card featuring the Jingle Papers, Glitter Brads and  the Delightful Things stamp set from the Grace Kit. These make very beautiful spring type cards. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Spring Cards with the Jingle Kit Papers!

So..........those papers in the Jingle kit are super cute, and the Creative Basics collection is very cheerful. So......check out these new cards using the Jingle Papers with the new Thank you sentiment set. I love how easy it is to mix any paper pack with any stamp set and come up with a totally new feel. Enjoy! Tina

Friday, December 11, 2009

Don't Forget about the AWESOME DEALS you can find at the Online Clearance Sale!

If you haven't seen or heard, I wanted to be the first to tell you that Close To My Heart has an AWESOME Online Clearance Sale going on right now. All items in the sale are marked down 30-80%. Some stamp sets are only $2!!! Be sure to check it out before the month is over.
With a smile~ Tina

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Flurries Dimensional Elements and Pearl Paint - I Love Chipboard!

Today's card was so fun to make. It features the Flurries Dimensional Elements, Pearl Paint, Prisma Glitter and Close To My Hearts Card Chatter-Christmas set.

To create this card, I started by mixing Petal Re-Inker with our Pearl Paint. I only added a couple of drops of re-inker to the paint to create a very subtle color of paint. I then painted the chipboard with a thin coat, and sprinkled Prisma glitter on. Once it dried, I added it to the front of my card with liquid glass. It is such a pretty card that really was quite quick. Enjoy~ Tina

Monday, November 30, 2009

More Layouts featuring CTMH's "Grace" Scrapbook Papers & My Stickease

Here is another pretty layout made with the beautiful Grace Scrapbooking papers. On this particular layout I highlighted specific phrases in the Background and Texture Paper using our Autumn Chalk Palette. It is a simple technique that can add a lot of "wow" to your layout or journaling. With a smile, Tina


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My Family is my Blessing - featuring the "Grace" Scrapbooking Kit

I am thankful for my family~ each and every day. All 5 boys bring such joy and peace into my life. I have created a layout using the "Grace" Scrapbooking papers and My Stickease  to capture those feelings Enjoy!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Twitterpated for Fall!

Since this is the week of Thanksgiving, I am sure  many of you are preparing for the upcoming holiday festivities. I personally LOVE Thanksgiving. It is such a great time to really reflect on the things we are thankful for. I find that throughout the year, I can easily get caught up in the things of life and forget all of the wonderful little things that make my life full. So as Thanksgiving day approaches, make sure to slow down and reflect on those things and those people you are thankful for. Perhaps you can even surprise someone with a handmade card from you. That small gesture would surely brighten someone's day. Have a thankful week! With a smile~ Tina

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Christmas Card using the Twitterpated Paper's

I thought you would enjoy seeing this fun card made by Wendy Coffman...she created a fun and whimsical Christmas Card using the Holiday Jingle stamp set and the Twitterpated papers. Very clever Wendy~ and thank you for sharing it with me.
With a smile, Tina

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Silly Boy! Make-Up is for Girls!

So today I just had to share a very funny picture. My sweet little boy found my make-up bag, took it into the kitchen, and proceeded to put on mascara while watching some cartoons. I had to laugh when I saw him, and of course get my camera! Ah the life of Mommy's! Half our day is spent loving on them, and the other half is spent trying to keep them from getting into everything they can get their hands on. This little guy in particular is a handful.  He is a very resourceful little fellow.Enjoy. With a smile, Tina

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Birthday Cards from the Jingle Workshop Kit

Good Morning,

Back on the topic of Christmas, I wanted to show you some more cards made with the  Jingle Workshop Kit. This all inclusive kit comes with the Jingle Paper, an exclusive stamp set and our new Twinkle Brads. This time though, the cards are designed as birthday cards.  This paper is so fun, cheery and versatile that I have really enjoyed playing with it. I hope you enjoy today's cards. With a smile~ Tina

Monday, November 16, 2009

My Originals Card Kits - Around the Holidays

Good Morning,

Have you ever felt like life was spinning out of control and that the tasks you had before you were piling up higher and higher and higher.....Okay, so that is a silly question. Of course we all have. Life can get so busy at times, I know because during December, I struggle to get my Christmas cards done every year. It is not that I don't want to, its just that I have 2 big birthday parties to plan and hold, Christmas Choir Concerts and plays to attend, a house to prepare, Holiday Christmas Parties to attend, and 4 boys to get from here to there and everywhere in between. Whew, December is BUSY for me. But I love it. So, when Close To My Heart came out with their card kits, I was so excited. These kits are awesome. Not only are they beautiful, fun and affordable, they allow me to be a bit creative during the holiday rush, but in record time.

I would like to show you a few cards I made from the newest kit called "Around the Holidays." This kit features the fun circle cards that are oh so popular right now, as well as our chocolate polka dot organza ribbon. The kit also comes with all the Stickease and 3-D squares necessary to add real dimension to the cards. The only thing I added was glitter and a Christmas Sentiment to the inside. Enjoy!


Friday, November 13, 2009

New Workshop - 3 Ring Binder Album

Good Morning,

I thought you all might like to see my latest creation using Close To My Heart's new 3-Ring Binder Mini-Album. It is just one in a whole series of mini-albums that Close To My Heart has introduced. For this particular workshop, we are using the "Magic Moments" paper's to create the 18 page album. We are doing this workshop on Thursday, December 3rd so that everyone can have it as a Christmas gift to give someone they love. I have these done up as To-Go kits as well, including pictures for anyone who can't make it or who lives far away.

Here is what comes in the Workshop Kit:
  • 1 Mini-Album
  • Cardstock and B&TP pre-cut for all 18 pages
  • 1 Package of Magic Moments My Stickease
  • 1 Package of Sparkles
  • 5 Yards of Ribbon for decorating your pages
  • Instructional Sheet
Cost: $25
Supersize Options: Add on an additional kit for only $20
Here are a sampling of some of the pages. This makes a GREAT family album!

E-mail me at CONTACT ME if you would like more info or want to attend the workshop.
With a smile,

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oh How I Love My New Updated House

I thought all of my online friends might enjoy seeing how our remodel is coming. The second story is on over the garage, the entire upstairs is reconfigured, electrical, plumbing, insulation and drywall are about complete. Now we are on to the finishing work and then at the end of December, we can reclaim our upstairs!! It will be so nice for all the boys to finally have their own rooms (an to have my scrapbook workshop room and office back)! Enjoy the pictures~ Tina

Okay, so this is mostly my existing house, and my garage (which you can barely see in the left hand side of the picture). They are getting ready to put the addition on over my existing garage.
Here the addition is on, and they are piecing the house together.

And now what my new house looks like. The entire upstairs was reconfigured as well, so the entire second story will be new. We are still waiting for our garage door.

And this is my scrapbook workshop room...LOL!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I Love the new "Grace" Scrapbooking Kit!

Okay, so I have to admit.....I wasn't super crazy about this kit when it came out. The color combo in the Scrapbook Papers stumped me a bit but I got it anyway because I am always up for a challenge. So this weekend, in between working on the remodel, the pumpkin patch and football, I made some cards. I have to tell you, this was the most fun I have had making cards in a long time. I am going to keep playing and playing and playing. My next creative time with the Grace Kit will be working on some fabulous layouts with these beautiful papers. If you haven't gotten this kit, I  hope this artwork will inspire you. With a smile~ Tina


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Jingle 12x12 Layout

Hello~ Today I wanted to share another "Jingle" Christmas Layout I made this weekend. It will be one of the 2-page layouts made at my CHRISTMAS MEMORIES SCRAPBOOKING Workshop in November.

The colors featured are Twilight, Juniper and Tulip. They make a very festive, and non-traditional Christmas layout. Enjoy~ Tina